Committed to a brighter future for children, neighbors and communities.

We consider a healthy neighborhood to be one that is safe, clean, and diverse; one in which it makes economic sense for people to invest and one where neighbors manage change successfully.

We consider a healthy neighborhood to be one that is safe, clean, and diverse; one in which it makes economic sense for people to invest and one where neighbors manage change successfully.

Family Engagement

Grassroots Leadership Training

This is a leadership development program that seeks to equip families to engage with their child's school in meaningful ways by working with others and existing school assets to address community needs. The first phase of the GLT program is a training that provides information regarding identifying schools assets, leadership and communication skills, and ways for families to support their student's academic success. During the second phase, our community organizers provide ongoing consultation to our leadership training graduates to ensure that they have the necessary resources to carry out their action plans in the community.

Grassroots Teen Leadership

This program is designed to equip young leaders to engage in their community and school in meaningful ways by working with others and existing community assets to address community needs. The first phase of the GTL program is an interactive training in which students explore community and school assets, leadership and communication skills, and conflict resolution techniques. During the second phase, our community organizers provide ongoing consultation to our leadership training graduates to ensure that they have the necessary resources to carry out their action plans in their community or school.

Collaborative Family Engagement Approach

This approach seeks to work with staff and parents at local schools to develop effective, campus-specific strategies for family engagement. The first phase of this program involves training for both school staff and families. The school staff training discusses concepts, such as, family engagement core beliefs and the elements of high impact family engagement strategies. The training with families includes discussion of topics, such as, identifying school assets and ways families can support their child's academic success. The second phase consists of our community organizers working with a core group of school staff and families. Based on information learned during the trainings, this core group works together to develop and implement campus-specific strategies that will be effective in engaging families in meaningful ways. Grassroots coordinates with local schools and districts to implement this program.

To learn more about our family engagement programs you can contact a community organizer at Grassroots through the form below. 

Grassroots Community Development
Grassroots Community Development5 days ago
Today, and always, we are thankful for the support from the Waco community that has made our work possible over the past 20 years. Happy Thanksgiving from the Grassroots team!
Grassroots Community Development
Grassroots Community Development
Grassroots Community Development1 week ago
Here is a look at our holiday hours this week. We will be fully open again on Monday, November 28th. Happy Thanksgiving!
Grassroots Community Development
Grassroots Community Development2 weeks ago
North East Riverside Neighborhood Association is hosting their Youth Empowered for Success YES Forum this Saturday, November 19th at the East Waco Library from 11 am-1 pm!